• Affiliate Associate Professor, Global Health
Magaly Blas

Unit of Epidemiology, HIV and STD
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Av. Honorio Delgado 430, Urbanización Ingeniería

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Magaly Blas, MD, MPH, PhD, was born and raised in Lima, Peru. She studied Medicine at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH), and finished her MPH and PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Washington. Dr. Blas has conducted research studies about the epidemiology of HIV, HPV, HTLV, and other Sexually Transmitted Infections in different populations (indigenous women, female sex workers, men who have sex with men). She has also conducted research on the use of information and communication technologies (ICT; cell-phones, e-mails, instant messaging, online videos) for HIV prevention and to improve maternal and child health in remote rural areas in the Amazon.

Dr. Blas is an Associate Professor at UPCH and an Affiliate Associate Professor at the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. She has been a Rockefeller-Penn Fellow and a Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellow of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Dr. Magaly was nominated a "New Investigator in Global Health" by the Global Health Council. She is also recipient of the 2016 Elsevier Foundation Award for early career women scientists in the developing world, the 2016 L’Oreal-UNESCO Concytec Award for Peruvian women scientists and the 2016 Award for Good Practices in Public Administration.

  • MD (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia)
  • PhD (University of Washington)
  • MPH (University of Washington)
Country Affiliations 
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Community Health Workers
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Epidemiology
  • HPV
  • Indigenous/Traditional Health
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
  • STDs (other than HIV)

Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Information and Communication Technologies for Global Health, Maternal and Child Health


Blas MM, Alva IE, Garcia PJ, Carcamo C, Montano SM, Mori N, Muñante R, Zunt JR. High prevalence of human T-lymphotropic virus infection in indigenous Women from the Peruvian Amazon. PLoS One. 2013 Sep 5;8(9):e73978.

Blas MM, Alva IE, Garcia PJ, Carcamo C, Montano SM, Muñante R, Zunt JR. Association between human papillomavirus and human T-lymphotropic virus in indigenous women from the Peruvian Amazon. PLoS One. 2012;7(8):e44240.

Blas MM, Alva IE, Carcamo C, Cabello R , Goodreau SM, Kimball AM, Kurth A. Effect of an online video-based intervention to increase HIV testing in men who have sex with men in Peru. PLoS One. 2010 May 3;5(5):e10448.

Blas MM, Canchihuaman FA, Alva IE, Hawes SE. Pregnancy outcomes in women infected with Chlamydia trachomatis: a population-based cohort study in Washington State. Sex Trans Infect. 2007;83:314-318.

Ginsburg O, Bray F, Coleman MP, Vanderpuye V, Eniu A, Kotha SR, Sarker M, Huong TT, Allemani C, Dvaladze A, Gralow J, Yeates K, Taylor C, Oomman N, Krishnan S, Sullivan R, Kombe D, Blas MM, Parham G, Kassami N, Conteh L. The global burden of women's cancers: a grand challenge in global health. Lancet. 2017 Feb 25;389(10071):847-860. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31392-7. Epub 2016 Nov 1. Review. PubMed PMID: 27814965.